Turkey Burgers & Sweet Potato Buns

Ah summertime ... the perfect grilling season! I love taking advantage of the nice weather and using the BBQ to grill up some wicked meals. A classic? BURGERS. I often opt for the lighter option and use ground turkey or ground chicken, but you can use any ground meat you prefer for the recipe. Whether you use turkey, chicken, or beef - all are great sources of protein that will help fill you up and aid in your body's recovery and rebuild of lean muscle mass.

The sweet potato buns were inspired by a recipe I saw on an episode of Diners, Drive-inns, and Dives (a Food Network personal favourite). Not that it's necessarily a lower carb option, but I figured sweet potatoes are a wicked source of carbohydrates but are also packed with a lot of vitamins and minerals to make it a more nutrient-dense option.

This meal will most definitely satisfy your stomach and give you a bit of every macronutrient, and ample sources of micronutrients, so enjoy!

Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Buns

Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 Package of Lean Ground Turkey

  • 1/2 of Chopped Red Onion

  • 1 Egg

  • 1/2 Cup of Oatmeal

  • 1 Tsp of Oregano

  • 1 Tsp of Paprika

  • 1 Tsp of Sea Salt & Pepper

Directions

  • Place package of ground turkey in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients

  • Using your hands, combine everything until completely mixed

  • Depending on the consistency (you want it to be able to hold it's shape), add some extra oats

  • Form into patties

  • Place on grill over medium heat for 3-5 minutes each side depending on thickness

Sweet Potato Buns

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Medium Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 Egg

  • 1 Tsp of Onion Powder

  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Flour

  • 1 Tsp of Sea Salt & Pepper

Directions

  • Grate sweet potatoes into a hash-like consistency (should be somewhat stringy, but not too small of pieces)

  • Using a thin tea towel or cheese cloth, place sweet potato hash inside and squeeze out excess moisture

  • Add eggs, coconut flour, and seasonings to the sweet potatoes until completely coated

  • Form into patties (similar to burgers) and place on grill over medium heat or you can use a pan on a stovetop as well

  • Cook for 6 minutes each side or until golden brown

  • Remove from heat, top with turkey burger patty and toppings of choice, and enjoy!

Toppings may include: fresh salsa, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, dijon mustard, or whatever you like to top your burger with!

What is your favourite thing to grill in the summer? Comment below with suggestions!